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Google Assistant Outsells Amazon Alexa as Smart Speaker Sales Slow Dramatically

Smart speaker sales slow in Q2, as Google (37%) overtakes Amazon (21%) in market share. Apple HomePod sales register 245% growth vs. 2020.

Jason Knott · July 29, 2021

Snap One IPO Launches at $18 Per Share

Snap One IPO launches July 28 with 13,850,000 shares to be sold at $18 per share. Trading symbol is SNPO under Nasdaq.

Jason Knott · July 28, 2021

Silicon Labs Divests Infrastructure, Automotive Unit for $2.75B

The divestiture means Silicon Labs, owners of Z-Wave, is fully focused on IoT connectivity with its chipsets.

Jason Knott · July 27, 2021

Garden Light LED to Hold Trainings, Offer Discounts at CEDIA Expo

Garden Light LED will offer a 20% discount off its Presentation Kit and 30% off its Mini Showtime Closer kit during CEDIA Expo 2021.

Jason Knott · July 26, 2021

Top Manufacturers Set to Light Up CEDIA Expo 2021

During CEDIA Expo 2021 some of the lighting industry’s top manufacturers will be on hand to exhibit the latest innovations and educate integrators on how to get involved in the market.

Robert Archer · July 26, 2021

American Lighting Spektrum+ lighting

American Lighting Spektrum+ Products Feature Bluetooth Mesh Technologies

American Lighting’s Spektrum+ line of products feature options for landscape lighting, smart LED lamps, and much more.

Robert Archer · July 23, 2021

PowerShade quieter motors

PowerShades Introduces Quieter Motors

 PowerShades, a provider of manual and automated window shades for residential, commercial and hospitality applications, has announced that its standard offering of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and RF automated shades (battery-powered and DC) feature new motors with quieter performance. PowerShades’ new motors are up to one-quarter as loud as their previous motor, depending on the application. […]

Robert Archer · July 23, 2021

How to Grow Your Business with Human-Centric Lighting

It’s no secret that lighting – and human-centric lighting (HCL) in particular – has been a boon to custom integrators in the past several years. But if you are new to the category, or looking to add it to your solutions portfolio, you probably are eager to learn more and optimize your sales approach. In […]

Nicole Mazzara · July 22, 2021

Screen Innovations Kratos Power Supply

Screen Innovations (SI) Kratos Power Supply

Strengthening its line of shade products, Screen Innovations has just introduced its Kratos power supply. The Texas-based manufacturer says that its latest shade product features an all-metal design, as well as a plenum-rating, and 250 watts of power that provides integrators the versatility necessary to install an array of shading systems. Screen Innovations (SI) explains […]

Robert Archer · July 22, 2021

Somfy and Cisco Partner to Create Automated Shading for Smart Buildings

Somfy, a manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protection products, is now able to integrate with Cisco to provide automated shading solutions for smart building environments. Having worked together on the first all-digital hotel, The Sinclair, Somfy and Cisco have continued a partnership based around creating smarter and more adaptive building […]

Andrew Nichols · July 22, 2021